How to Use a Guitar Capo

I remember as a young guitarist I knew how to use a guitar capo, but thought a capo was for cheating if you didn’t know all of your chords. As a matter of fact I remember it being referred to as a “cheater” by many players. Some of the first guitar capo designs...

How to Read Guitar Tabs

Tab is a representation of the 6 strings of the guitar.   The numbers in the Tab system correspond to the frets on the guitar and not to fingering numbers. Guitar Tablature is designed specifically for the guitar, it cannot be used for other instruments. As shown in...

How to Hold Your Guitar

The electric guitar has been around for about 80 years, the steel string acoustic for about 150 years, and the nylon string classical for over 300. It should therefore come as no surprise that classical guitarists have figured out a thing or two about guitar...

Major Scales

The major scale sound is the most common scale sound in the music of the Western World. The word scale means a ladder of notes and in the case of major scales that ladder is made up of distances of tones and semitones. A tone is the distance of 2 frets and a semitone...